Elevator Crashes From Second Floor At Delhi's AIIMS, 5 Injured

An AIIMS spokesperson told IANS that the cause of the accident was under probe.

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Elevator Crashes From Second Floor At Delhi's AIIMS, 5 Injured

The injured persons' condition were stable

New Delhi: 

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  1. 20 people including medical staff and operator were in the lift: AIIMS
  2. Lift was coming down from second floor when it crashed to the ground
  3. Panel formed to look into incident, lift was last serviced on February 27
At least five people were injured when an elevator at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) malfunctioned and crashed to the ground from the second floor on Saturday morning.

The Director of AIIMS has constituted a committee under the Medical Superintendent, to look into the lift failure and recommend appropriate measures.

"There were 20 persons in the lift, including operator and a hospital staff, when the accident occurred around 9.30 a.m. The main Emergency and Trauma Centre were informed and five injured persons shifted to Emergency for treatment. All five are now stable," AIIMS Media and Protocol Division Chairperson Dr Aarti Vij said. 

The official said the lift number 17 at the Medical Support Office failed to stop on way to the ground floor from the second floor and went straight into the lift pit, which has buffer springs.

There was no official word on the probable reason for the lift's malfunctioning.

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All lifts at the AIIMS are under a comprehensive maintenance contract. This particular lift was last serviced on February 27, Dr Vij said.

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